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, they are. u.s. and european officials say the plot called for a spectacular multipronged attack on numerous cities in great britain, france, denmark, and germany. teams of terrorists, trained by an al qaeda-linked group along the pakistan-afghan border, plan to carry out commando-style shooting sprees. patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. sources describe the plot as credible, but say it was discovered at an early stage and had not gone operational. still, terror experts say there is much they don't know. >> the only thing i think that is fairly, fairly concrete is that it would have taken place in germany and other european countries. >> reporter: intelligence officials are concerned that squads of trained terrorists are still on the loose, so plot has not been completely wrapped up. >> they know that al qaeda intends to send operatives into western capitals with mumbai-style attacks against soft targets in cities. but they don't know who they are. they don't necessarily know where they are. 7. >> reporter: while there is no indication this particular plot targeted america, secretary o
in flames. they'll join us live in a studio for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010 captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it is lovely where you are waking up this morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, in the broadcast at pope's visit to the uk, arriving there today, really a controversial visit for a number of reasons but also speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church, really making some of his most pointed comments saying the church failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children that, understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll talk about this morning, the search for kyron horman, continues in the pacific northwest although the county where the search is centered, they spent more than a million dollars on this search and basically came out yesterday and said, we can't sp
used to try to avoid commercials, now millions of us watch them over and over online just for fun. "early" this saturday, september just for fun. "early" this saturday, september 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> hey, good morning, everyone. welcome to ""the early show"" on this saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> sadly it's the unofficial into summer but not for us. >> yeah, not for us. >> we're having a summer here on the plaza. we have a huge party planned. >> we also have a really huge gift planned for three very deserving women. they have been doing good deeds for their communities. erica, tori and stephanie will be joining us later. they've been doing such great things for their own community, we wanted to do some pampering for them today. >> they deserve it. we can't wait to see what we've done with them in about two hours from now. >>> let's get to our top story this morning. what began as an intense hurricane ended when earl lost its punch when it pushed north. dean reynolds is in chatham, massachusetts, to assess the damage there. dean, go
the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
is traveling with the president and joins us now from the u. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mid east peace today. meanwhile at the white house, he expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on, out of the west wing. cbs news has learned david axelrod, his closest political adviser will move to chicago next spring to take part in the campaign for re-election in 2012, a potential replacement for him, press secretary robert gibbs. the dominos don't stop there. rahm emanuel, his chief of staff, may leave the white house as soon as next months. he's told colleagues he is very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one i'm not going to rule anything in orot. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm, as the president addresses the general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> now, let me be clear, the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in providing assistance. we
family says they didn't put up the money and the u.s. government didn't, either. so who really did remains a mystery. katie? >> couric: elizabeth palmer, thank you. alex fattal is the brother of josh fattal, one of the two hikers still being held in iran. alex, what is your reaction to sarah's release? i know all the families are very close. >> yeah. well, we're overjoyed to see her out. she's had a long and difficult detention, 14 months solitary confinement so it's wonderful she is free. of course we wish she was out with josh and shane. >> couric: i know that it's been reported that the iranians asked for $500,000 in bail for her release and that money was deposited in an iranian bank. do you know who paid for this? if money exchanged hands? >> we really don't have any information about that. >> couric: we see josh in this photograph wearing the green t-shirt. have you heard anything from iranian officials about his possible release? >> no, we haven't heard anything about that. the last thing he said to sarah's mother nora when the mothers were leaving iran was "we're all brothe
-to--the-top program this n which the states compete for federal dollars for their own reform programs, using student test scores to evaluate teachers, even to set their pay, and firing teachers for poor performance. the head of the national education association, whose 3.2 million members make it the largest union in america, down played the difference and said he agrees with the president that the status quo is unacceptable. >> we support rigorous and fair evaluation systems. i can tell you educators don't want incompetent or ineffective teachers in the classroom. >> reporter: some advocates of education reform are urging the president to compromise with republicans if they take control of the house next year. you can bet that if he does that, his relations with the teachers unions will take a turn for the worse. katie? >> couric: chip, i know president is following the lead of other countries that do already have longer school years by about a month. how does he pro pose the do this? and how does he expect, or does he expect, to get blowback from parents and kids? >> reporter: absolutely, katie. i
, 2010. >>> well, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the first major hurricane to approach the east coast this season. hurricane earl is now centered east of cape hatteras on north carolina's outer banks. earl has weakened to a category 2 hurricane with peak winds just over 100 miles per hour. earl's projected path takes it up the east coast with its eye staying offshore. karen brown has more now from kill devil hills, north carolina. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. it is so intense here. we were down on the dunes you see behind me. we had to come back up because you can't see down there. our equipment is all wet. really, it is wind at 105 miles an hour with 100-foot waves offshore. they evacuated 125,000 people from the outer banks and they're hunkered down, waiting for the worst to be over. in income fk overnight, earl delivered a stinging blow. >> just the power. it's absolutely phenomenal. >> reporter: high winds, heavy rain and pounding surf battered the outer banks. the system appears to be losin
's performance. joel brown shows us what both sides are doing to win over voters. -- voters. president obama's schedule includes a handful of events in intimate settings like this one in virginia last week where he can take off his jacket and talk face to face, persuading undecided voters not to vote republican in november. the president needs that message to work. control of congress is at stake on election day and polls show voters believe it's the republicans who will create jobs and fix the economy. >> elections at this point in the game are as much about emotion as they are about policy choices. democrats feel better about the president, about the prospects for his agenda. then they will show up in the polls. >> reporter: the white house is also trying to recapture some of the magic from the 2008 campaign. kicking off a series of college campus rallies aimed at firing up young voters. they turned out in huge numbers two years ago, exit polls from election night show two-thirds of people, between the ages of 18 and 29 voted for obama but getting them back out to the polls won't be easy.
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there are key senate seat in the race for governor hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along
looking for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage if church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s.'m be sis around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the cat van said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many quarter bus he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak
, and in the locker room, as the team and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental corresponde
through neighborhood lawns and yards, any one of us could be outside, you know at any moment. >> nobody would know. >> neighbors speculate the suspect could have hidden. that wall should be removed. as for johnston, she'll watch her back the next time she's waiting for the bus. >> reporter: now that brick wall has been here since this neighborhood was first established in the 1950s. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who now owns this property. the county does not own the property, nor maintain that wall. v-dot may own the property. we called them. they now say they will investigate as to whether or not they can tear down that wall and neighbors say that will possible make the area a bit safer. the lights are sufficient. they are worried right now about that wall. the victim we can tell you is recovering with her family right now and police, of course, are still on the search for that suspect, anita. >> good to hear she is recovering. was she able to id her attacker? >> a very vague identification. we have a brief description of a heavy set man between 25 and 40 years o
in washington, d.c. alongside the likes of mitt romney and mike huckabee. >> the small elite don't get us. they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us "we the people." (cheers and applause) >> reporter: delaware's new republican senate nominee was at home in this crowd of social conservatives. but even as she preached a return to fiscal conservatism, o'donnell's own unorthodox spending habits were starting to come under heavy scrutiny. staffers on her previous campaign for senate and o'donnell's own financial filings reveal that the unemployed o'donnell used campaign funds to pay for meals, gas, bowling trips, and personal rent, even long after the campaign had ended. >> i've never seen a candidate who just stole all their campaign money and used it for personal use. what it seems like here is christine o'donnell had no other way to support herself so she thought, okay, i'll run for u.s. senate. >> reporter: the nonpartisan watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington is urging the u.s. attorney in delaware to open a criminal investigation. >> it's not s
>>> storm surge. hermine's aftermath reeks in texas. >>> the state department tells u.s. embassies to prepare for the worst two dies before a florida preacher plans to burn islam's holy book. >>> and spears sued. a former bodyguard hits the pop princess with a lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. recomme remnants of tropical storm of hermean, strong thunderstorm poured heavy rain into oklahoma and reports of two tornado sightings. in texas an eyewitness grabbed a shot of this on his iphone as the twister roared toward downtown dallas. several touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a person's truck slammed into a tree. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally, within 30 minutes, it was so high we couldn't even walk back and for
difference of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced for evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded since late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don'
bowers is in portage, wisconsin to bring us up to date. good morning, cindy. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this earthen he levee is part of a series of dikes built mostly sand way back in the 1890s. sunday parts began to erode or give way as people in the historic town of portage are seeing the wisconsin river at its highest level since 1938. here in portage, the wisconsin river reached 20.5 feet sunday. that's even higher than the predicted crest, which forecastrs said wouldn't come until later today. 300 residents were asked to evacuate but those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us that we have -- that we had ten minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all the roads back there. >> reporter: all this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to their homes only to find their belongings water-logged. >> phone calls from a few friends letting m
's never been hotter in l.a. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the cont
, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, so the virginia border, but it is still too early to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to inches of rain. in st. croix, heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. the next population in the hurricane's pat
area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? . >>> we have a huge store barreling in on the east coast but you have surprises in the forecast. >> yeah, we may have minimal ams around here. i know your dad is concerned. >> very concerned. >> one to three foot storm surge is all we will get an here. >> he was worried 25 in one to three. that's it. it will be hot again. no problems except the heat. this morning we will start with the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. kids want to wear shorts again? let them. it will be plenty warm to start. 60s and 70s and we are climbing to the mid-90s again. we have been there all week. t 1 by noon and t 2 for the drive home. 3:00 and 4:00 is when we hit our high for the day. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, little muggy. 665 to 75 with light winds and then storm hazy sub. high clouds from earl. highs an 90 with a northwest wind at ten and head to annapolis and could be 20, 25 an by ocean city could be
erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jooesz jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: gut tbut the gover is holding out hope between now and saturday americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy before. he left a church in germany after allegations he wa
in a double murder is put to death in virginia, the first woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and flood evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. good to see you. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps failed to open. our space consultant was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mek nechls with hooks and latches designed to release on xhangd to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the system to respond. the hooks and latches simply didn't open. th
murphy in the republican primary. ehrlich won with 82% of the vote. >>> turning to the u.s. senate contest in maryland. barbara mikulski won the democratic pray mary nominee the republican primary for that seat it came down to eric wargots and rutledge. looking at races in prince georges county the major race there for the democratic nomination for county executive. baker is claiming the nomination over current county sheriff michael jackson. gary was with baker and he has more. >> i am in prince georges county where three times was the charm for baker who succeeded in his attempt to secure the democratic nomination for prince georges county executive, leading by a comfortable margin. his closest opponent michael jackson. >> prince georges county is ready to be first in education, first in job creation, first in opportunity, first in invasion first in integrity and first in public safety. >> reporter: it was like a rock show when baker finished his remarks. they wouldn't let him off the stage. at times it seemed he would be crowd surfing. this group of supporters pleased he secured
over the u.s. strategy in afghanistan. so, is this a white house divided? >>> sexting outrage, three women accuse a wisconsin district attorney sending them sexually charged text messages yet he remains in office. we'll speak with one of the women at the center of the growing controversy. >>> and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in her fight against embattled star. but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. enjoy your last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. i guess we'll also have paris, at least paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled her cocaine charges in las vegas recently, gets on a plane, decided to go to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. we begin this morning with politics. the pr
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
nighttime operations, aimed at high-value targets that are a key part of the war strategy. u.s. forces have been swarming into the outskirts of kandahar in an effort to flush the taliban out of its traditional stronghold. the taliban was quick to announce that it shot the black hawk down with rocket-propelled grenades. but nato says there was no enemy fire anywhere in the area. >> the doubting of a... downing of a helicopter whether it was accident, weather related or enemy related, to a certain extent it's to be expected when you have more people, more soldiers, more helicopters in that region. >> reporter: u.s. forces in afghanistan rely heavily on helicopters for everything from transport to close aerial support. this is a rugged mountainous country and the roads are often littered with improvised bombs. this is one of the deadliest helicopter crashes since the war began in afghanistan with the surge now complete. american troops are going on more missions and that means more risk and more casualties. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> couric: in this country, the continuing saga of bell,
of her college roommate. now a former fbi agent tells us she's innocent and why the case against her was bungled from the beginning. >>> and kicking the habit. this chain-smoking 2-year-old shocked the world. now he's getting help and we have an exclusive look at his trip to smoking rehab "early" this thursday morning, september trip to smoking rehab "early" this thursday morning, september 2, 20 10. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> a steamy morning in new york city. i'm harry smith. good morning. >> we'll get more on this hostage situation at discovery headquarters. starts around 1:00, with a gun. fast forward, three hostages. he is killed. in bullets, but yet the all-clear isn't given until much later afterwards. we'll speak with the police chief this morning and find out where this hands and find out how the hostages are doing as well. >>> we'll start with the latest on hurricane earl, now packing 145-mile-an-hour wind. where it's going, what it's going to do, we'll get it right now from our dave price in kill dev
>>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. a developing story from bethesda, maryland is topping our newscast this afternoon. montgomery county police say they are looking for a man who took a shot at his exgirlfriend this morning. the woman was not harmed, but joshua prince is considered armed and dangerous. he is on the loose with a high- powered rifle. bruce leshan has more information in this live report. bruce? >> reporter: this is so close totaledden middle school and walter johnson high school that police ordered both schools locked down, code blue. that has been lifted now because police think it is more likely than not that he has fled the area but police are on the scene in case he comes back. it happened right behind me. police say the 32-year-old josh la prince fired at at least one shot at his exgirlfriend who was outside of her apartment on rock forest drive. she ran for her life, banging on neighbors ' doors pleading for someone to take her in. she had apparently got an restraining order against prince a week ago. tactical teams surrounded the area but t
are talking to the driver to find out exactly what happened. >> and u.s. capital police shot a man early this morning who was carrying a gun on capitol hill. shots rang out at 2nd and c streets southwest. our 9news now has the latest from the scene. >> 5:00 a.m. friday, a lookout is broadcast over radio. there's a man with a gun wandering around capitol hill. >> shortly after that initial lookout went out, capital police saw that suspect standing just over there at the intersection of 2nd and c street. he was standing there and he was holding that weapon. the officers observed the man brandishing a weapon. he matched the exact lookout. the officers fired, fearing for their lives. >> u.s. capital police say the officer shot the suspect after he failed to comply with their orders to drop the weapon. police won't say how many shots were fired, nor will they say where the suspect was hit. he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. >> at this point, i don't have an id on the suspect and i don't have the suspect's condition. >> several streets were shut down during the morning rush as
in the lime light." harry. >> smith: elaine quijano downtown for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is inicable tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. most villagers are illiterate so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan rabady. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the taliban leaflets
the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way, want. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long-term investments, the idea of changing people's minds about wha
, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could r
. >> reporter: the top 20% of earners in the country now make more than half of the income generated in the u.s. that's up from 49.7% in 2007. and the poorest 20% earn only 3% of the country's income. the great divide is a college degree. the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%. for those with just a high school diploma, it's more than 10%. and according to another study, the median income for a college grad-- nearly $56,000-- is more than double that of workers who finished only high school. >> low-skill labor is really in trouble in this economy. the demand for their services is shrinking like crazy. the traditional ways that they moved into the middle-class-- manufacturing, construction-- are dead in the water. >> reporter: and that income gap may only grow wider even as the economy recovers because the top end usually recovers faster than the bottom. katie? >> couric: anthony mason, thank you, anthony. and jobs are the big issue in the midterm elections. election day, by the way, is five weeks away, but early voting is already under way in seven states. with control of c
in carolina beach, they are using all of the pumps they have to dump the floodwaters into the best receptacle they can find-- the atlantic ocean. katie. >> couric: dean reynolds. dean, thanks very much. meanwhile, this was a sad day at rutgers university in new jersey. students warned a freshman who killed himself after a secret video of his sexual encounter with another young man of the post online. two classmates are facing charges. in the last months, at least four gay teens across the country have been driven to take their own lives. more from byron pitts. >> reporter: today on this rain-soaked thursday, the mood at rutgers, grim as the campus skyline. >> it's a sad situation. i'm sad that it happened. >> reporter: by all accounts, add clem, an 18-year-old fresh freshman was a gifted violinist, a good-natured soul who didn't have many college friends and kept to himself. last thursday, authorities say clementi committed suicide, jumped from the george washington bridge, after his roommate secretly streamed video of him kissing another man on the interentertain, all for the world to see. >
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> and we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everyone, i'm harry smith. of course in the midwest there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story, then, turns out to be in southern california. california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. in downtown los angeles yesterday, thermometers topped out at 113 degrees, an all-time high. more than 30,000 customers lost power. and the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest-ever demand for electricity. "early" show national correspondent hattie kauffman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: normally cool air blows in offshore but a high pressure system trapped the heat, which is not good news for firefighters b
are telling us that the economy is not falling off a cliff. it's not booming, either, which is the bad news. >> reporter: but the median length of unemployment fell below 20 weeks in august. it had been 22.2 weeks in july. 19,000 construction jobs were added last month and 17,000 temporary jobs. nearly 400,000 temporary jobs have been added over the past year as employers have remained caution. >> there's a great uncertain any the economy right now. >> reporter: daniel herrick is c.f.o. of pillar performance eye wear in connecticut. a year ago his company had five employees, today it has 18. >> almost all of you are expansion has been with the use of temp employees. >> reporter: that still means work for louisa ola. >> i'm still pinching myself. >> reporter: after two years of looking, she finally landed a temporary job as a bookkeeper. >> for the first time in two years i didn't have to call unemployment. i didn't have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get online with unemployment. it was wonderful. >> reporter: but it could be a while before others share that feeling, says economist mic
further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. chief white house correspondent chip reid is here covering the united nations meeting. chip? >> reporter: well, katie, today president obama came out swinging, but there is no sign the iranian president is backing down. president obama had strong words today for iranian president ahmadinejad who suggested in a speech at the united nations yesterday that the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks. >> well, it was offensive, it was hateful. >> reporter: especially, he said because the comments were made not far from ground zero. >> where families lost their loved ones, people of all faiths all ethnicities. for them to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: in an interview intended to air in iran, mr. obama also called the statement disgusting and said it stands in contrast to the response of the iranian people after 9/11. >> when there were candlelight vigils and i think a natural sense of shared humanity and sy
report declares the recession officially over. but many of us are not feeling it. even taking on the president himself. >> i'm one of your middle-class americans, and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> we'll talk live with one of president obama's closest economic advisers. >>> and fighting convention. they've taken over our homes and hotels. fears in stores. bed bugs are big business. we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> another gorgeous morning here in the city, as it is almost fall. good morning, everybody, i'm harry smith. >> and i'm maggie rodriguez. unfortunately we begin this morning with some breaking news. the sad story out of afghanistan where it's been another deadly morning for nato troops, specifically our troops. nine coalition forces, all of them americans, died in a helicopter crash in the southern part of the country. cbs news correspondent mandy clark i
. what the failed blowout protector might tell us. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight the battle for congress. can democrats do anything to prevent republicans from gaining control of the house and senate? congress is investigating colleges that are run for profit. we'll tell you why. and traffic buster. china's plan to bypass traffic jams that might work in america. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it took almost 30 hours but a key piece of evidence in the gulf oil spill is now out of the ocean and on its way to be examined. the blowout preventer, a massive piece of machinery that failed to stop the gusher could hold major clues to preventing future oil spills. tony guida has more on the device and the investigation. >> reporter: rising slowly from the floor of the gulf of mexico, a one million pound hunk of yellow metal once attached to an oil well in the gulf. the blowout preventer that did not live up to its name. it's recovery could be the rosseta stone to the worst environmental disaster in america
is just 45% and with nearly 15 million people out of work, dean reynolds tells us it's all about the economy. >> reporter: the economy remains the number-one problem to most americans and only one in five thinks it's improving. >> no, it's not being fixed. it's being smoothed over to make it look good, to make it look like people are filling jobs. >> we're kind of stalled right now. we need to move in some direction. >> reporter: other sobering findings for the white house: only 38% think the president has a clear plan for creating jobs and some 46% think the obama stimulus package has had no impact. 20% think it made matters worse. but 63% say mr. obama is doing about as well as they expected. >> it's too soon to make any final assessment of his presidency. i think he will be better and better as time passes. >> reporter: actually, the country still blames the bush administration for the condition of the economy followed by wall street. and only 27% believe congressional republicans are doing more to improve things. compared to 49% who say that about the president. sam greco is
. but before you feel completely deflated by this latest news, anthony mason tells us there are at least some signs of a turnaround, at least on the home front. >> reporter: in los angeles, so many of the 27,000 foreclosed houses have fallen into disrepair. >> we felt we needed to do something about it. >> reporter: today the city raised fines on banks that don't keep up their properties. >> it's $1,000 per day, per violation. and they can take up to $100,000 per property. >> reporter: with more than five million people behind on their mortgage payments, bank repossessions have hit record levels. >> we're on a pace right now to see about 1.2 million homes repossessed by the end of the year. that's simile unprecedented in the history of the housing market. >> reporter: the banks have taken possession of about 900,000 homes, only about a third of which are actually on the market. >> the banks could be flooding the market with a lot more distressed properties, and i think the fact that they're not is showing some restraint in trying to keep the housing market stable. >> reporter: americans are g
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if the hurricane will threaten the u.s. coast. behind igor, though, tropical storm julia, she is also moving west, with 50 mile an hour winds. this week, the obama administration is expected to inform congress it wants to sell $60 billion worth of arms to saudi arabia. the deal includes up to 84 new f-15 fighter jets and three types of sophisticated helicopters. if approved, it would be the largest single u.s. arms sale ever. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in egypt this morning for a new round of mideast peace talks. clinton met with egyptian president hosni mubarak. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas are expected to meet today and tomorrow. topping their agenda will likely be the soon to retire restraints on new kochb strukz in the west bank. >>> stocks are mixed in asia, ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. >> good morning, terrell. well, japan's nikkei index fell nearly a quarter of a percent today while hong kong's hang seng was higher by more than a percent in early trading. this morning, wall street gets the latest
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